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Truck-load of illegally refined fuel destroyed in Edo

14 February 2014, 12:29

Edo - The 4th Brigade Nigerian Army, Benin, Edo State, on Thursday destroyed a truck-load of suspected illegally refined Premium Motor Spirit, popularly known as petrol.

The brigade said this in a statement signed by its Public Relations Officer, Capt. Abubakar Abdullahi.

Abdullahi said the destruction was part of the brigade’s effort to check illegal oil bunkering in the state.

The Army patrol troop intercepted the truck in January on Sepele bye-pass in Benin.

“We set the truck ablaze on Thursday after a laboratory test confirmed the substance is contaminated PMS emanating from illegal refining facility.

“The exercise of destroying the truck is aimed at sending a clear warning to all those involved in illegal oil bunkering and pipeline vandalism to desist from such illegal venture before they are apprehended by our troops," he said.


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